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Bonifas Fine Arts Center

700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
906-786-3833

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May 2017

Snap to it 2 with Kate Oman

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 27, 2017
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Kate Oman DATES: May 13 and 27 Registration for this class has closed. If you are interested in a class like this or something similar, please call the Bonifas and we will add you to an interest list. This class will continue to build on the basics learned in “Snap To It” for 7th & 8th Graders and will focus more on the digital dark room. We will take photos around the Bonifas and then take those photos into…

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June 2017

Senior Art Projects

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 20, 2017
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Diane Krebs Mays DATES: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays The program continues this winter with an Open Studio setting that will feature a number of work stations as well as a new project at each session. Participants can choose to work at any given station or to join the group for the new project.  Work stations will include a wide variety of materials for wood-burning, paper-crafting, watercolors and more. Teaching artist, Diane Krebs Mays will be on site and available for…

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Missoula Children’s Theatre

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Daily until June 16, 2017
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Missoula Children’s Theatre is a world renowned children’s theatre company based in Missoula, Montana, and has been touring for more than 35 years. This year’s performance of Missoula Children’s Theatre will be Gulliver’s Travels. A team of two professional tour actor/directors will arrive in Escanaba with scenery, costumes, props, make-up and basic lighting – everything it takes to put on a play….except the cast. The residency begins with an audition. 50-60 students, grades 1-12 are cast and well-rehearsed throughout the…

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Missoula Workshops

June 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Daily until June 15, 2017
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Free to students grades K - 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13: Acting - Grades K - 3 The basic tools of an actor’s trade - observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination are presented and explored in an entertaining manner. Wednesday, June 14: Let’s Make Up - Grades 4 - 7 Makeup is the foundation and most basic visual image for all performers. This workshop demonstrates corrective, character and special effects makeup for the theatre. Note: This is…

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Tickets: $8  |  Children 5 and under: Free

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Tickets: $8  |  Children 5 and under: Free

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July 2017

Summer Art at the Bonifas — Morning

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Get “Drawn Into Summer” with instructor Eddie Moritz. Have fun learning about four famous artists and how they make their art. Students will experiment with collage, colored pencils, tempera paint, and watercolor paints while practicing the same styles of Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Monet, and James A. McNeill Whistler. Open to students grades K - 6. July 6: Frida Kahlo July 13: Andy Warhol July 20: Monet July 27: James A. McNeill Whistler SESSIONS: Morning 10:30 a.m. - Noon OR…

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Summer at the Bonifas — Afternoon

July 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Get “Drawn Into Summer” with instructor Eddie Moritz. Have fun learning about four famous artists and how they make their art. Students will experiment with collage, colored pencils, tempera paint, and watercolor paints while practicing the same styles of Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Monet, and James A. McNeill Whistler. Open to students grades K - 6. July 6: Frida Kahlo July 13: Andy Warhol July 20: Monet July 27: James A. McNeill Whistler SESSIONS: Morning 10:30 a.m. - Noon OR…

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Family Fun Day — Discover Our Great Lakes

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Learn how a boat floats and make your own with our friends from Michigan Sea Grant. Explore Great Lakes Science and the Wooden Boats Afloat exhibit with activities, games, and a scavenger hunt. A family concert with Great Lakes maritime musician Lee Murdock will be held at noon. Stories and songs of adventure on the freshwater seas. Murdock arranges Great Lakes ballads, sea chanteys and work songs dating back to the 1880’s. Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 1…

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Escanaba Music Camp

July 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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DATES: July 17-21 The Escanaba Summer Music Camp is a week long day camp providing music education opportunities for youth 7th- 12th grade. The music camp will focus on Rock, Jazz and Popular music of all genres. All instruments, including vocals, and all skill levels are invited to join. Young musicians will for bands based on age, skill level and musical interests. These bands will rehearse all week and perform live for the public on Friday afternoon. Download Registration Form…

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Young Artists’ Market Registration Deadline

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Calling all Young Entrepreneurs! The Young Artists’ Market is a great opportunity for students to display and sell their original works during the Waterfront Art Festival at Ludington Park. All artwork must be done by the artist (a limited amount of adult assistance is acceptable). Work must be of suitable quality to be sold and a sample must be approved by the Bonifas staff upon receipt of application. Open to kids ages 18 & under. Applications can be found online…

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August 2017

Family Fun Day — Discover Our Great Lakes

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Kids learn more about our local fish when they play “What Did You Catch?” and explore the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail, a program by Michigan Sea Grant. Gyotaku (Japanese fish prints) is the art project for the day. And everyone gets a chance to win the Whitefish cookbook! The day wraps up with a Rowing Regatta that features all three of the U.P. Rowing Clubs and the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 4…

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Helga Flower 2017 Workshop

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until August 10, 2017
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTOR: Helga Flower DATES: August 7, 8, 9, 10   Purpose of the workshop Get to know my students and make them feel comfortable in their expectations. Show them how to loosen up and become fearless in their experimentations. Starting out with watercolor, and toward the end of the sessions incorporate mixed media. We will learn to paint abstract designs from realistic photos – yours or mine. Make my students feel free to create abstract backgrounds and incorporate realistic images…

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